Gem City Market Successful Membership Drive Launch, CUCI Trains Board

Gem City Market launched its member share drive on Wednesday April 26th at a standing room only kickoff event.  Former Congressman and Ambassador Tony Hall addressed the crowd, describing the food insecurity crisis in Dayton and urging community members to get involved in the Gem City Market effort.  Before the event, a few of the original organizers gathered with our partners from the United Way to purchase the first shares.  Gem City Market also elected officers for its interim Board of Directors, and Kristen Barker of CUCI led a half day board retreat and training focused on the history and principles of Mondragon, the US co-op movement, and building concrete business development skills.